EAN Access and Admissions Forum 2023

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Due to national train strikes this event has been moved - new date 12th December  This is the Engineering Academic Network's annual event for all involved with access and admissions. In response to member feedback - for the first time in 2023 - we will whet your appetite for the in-person forum with two preliminary webinars. For information, come along to our webinars. For interaction, networking and deep dive discussion, join us in person at at City University, London on Tuesday 12th December. We hope many of you will attend all three sessions. This event is suitable for staff at all levels in engineering departments who share the responsibility for fair access and admissions. Other engineering staff with an interest in professional development, lifelong learning, suitability of T level maths for engineering, and the equality of opportunity risk register are also welcome. This is an in-person event, free for members on an early booking basis (£49 from 7th December). Non-members £125.  

Opening with an auspicious panel on the admissions landscape, we’ll delve into lifelong learning, T levels, and maths on entry before workshopping some key questions:

– How do we accommodate students with different levels of learning and different strengths and weaknesses?
– How do we recognise potential?
– What has been the impact of Covid-19 in terms of different types of learning and other challenges?

We’ll then move on to consider access and regulation and how universities on what the new risk-based approach means for Engineering. Our experts go first, and then it is your chance to consider:

– What is the intersection between access risks that an engineering department faces with the risks identified in EOR?
– Is there a higher requirement for contextualisation in engineering?
– Do APP’s capture the outreach conducted by an engineering department?
– Does outreach at department level form part of a greater whole and how do we measure engineering access?

Also featuring the EPC engineering enrolments survey 2023 launch (get your survey in very soon).

ACCESS & ADMISSIONS FORUM

Tuesday 12th December 2023

City, University of London

 

09.30–10.00             Registration

10.00–10.10              Welcome by Professor Rajkumar Roy, Executive Dean, School of Science & Technology at City, University of London

10.10–11.00               Panel: The Admissions Landscape

Dr Mariam Makramalla on the EPC project on T levels, Maths and Higher Education

Dr Marius Ostrowski, Director of the Lifelong Education Institute

Chaired by Professor Chris Atkin

11.00-11.15                 Refreshments and networking

11.15–12.30               Workshops 1

  • How do we accommodate students with different levels of learning and different strengths and weaknesses?
  • How should we recognise potential and should different universities specialise in different types of students?
  • What has been the impact of Covid-19 in terms of different types of preparation for study?

12.30-13.00                 Launch: EPC engineering enrolments survey

Seb Fowler, Engineering Professors’ Council

13.00-14.00                 Lunch

14.00–14.45                Panel: Access and regulation

Widening and Participation speakers from HE to talk about how they are approaching the new risk-based approach, the impact on the way they have developed their APP and changes to outreach, especially with regard to Engineering.

Lawrie Peck, HE & Research Partnerships Manager, National STEM Learning Centre

Sarah Wood, Head of Student Inclusion and Engagement, City, University of London

14.45–15.00                Refreshments and networking

15.00–16.15                Workshops 2

  • What is the intersection between access risks that an engineering department faces with the risks identified in EOR?
  • Is there a higher requirement for contextualisation in engineering?
  • Do APP’s capture the outreach conducted by an engineering department?
  • Outreach at department level being part of a greater whole therefore measurable?

16.15–16.30                Plenary, roundup and close

Find City University, London

Please go to the College Building Reception and you will be guided to the Northampton Square main reception.

The Forum will take place in a room with limited access for people with impaired mobility (a short flight of steps with a stairlift that may not be functional at the time of the Forum). We are determined that this should not prevent anyone from attending, but it is essential that we are made aware of access needs in advance. Please contact us if you have registered and did not provide details.

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